Return to work coordinator functions
Coordinators play a key role in supporting people with a work injury to remain at or return to work.
In collaboration with the person injured, employer, and case manager, coordinators are responsible for developing and implementing return to work solutions such as:
- monitoring the progress of the worker, and their capacity to return to work
- liaising with medical and return to work professionals
- identifying and offering suitable duties
- assisting to prepare and implement a recovery/return to work plan
- taking steps to prevent the occurrence of further injuries.
All South Australian businesses must have a return to work coordinator if they employ 30 or more workers for three or more months. Your return to work coordinator can be a staff member or someone engaged externally to provide the required functions to your business.
For more information please see:
- form to appoint a return to work coordinator (DOCX, 214 KB)
- training requirements for return to work coordinators
- employer responsibilities (DOCX, 247 KB) for return to work coordinators
- return to work coordinator training and operational guidelines (DOCX, 247 KB)
- Section 26 of the Return to Work Act 2014.